The Masked Singer has emerged as 2019’s format of the year in consultancy K7 Media’s annual report on the top 100 travelling unscripted TV formats, Tracking the Giants.

To date, the MBC Korea/Fremantle distributed format from South Korea has racked up 25 identified licence sales around the world in less than a year, according to K7, which added that it had noted a reported 50 sales of the format.

K7 said that fifteen formats secured at least five new local versions during 2019.

The runner up format of the year was Lineup I Industries’ Emergency Call, which achieved 10 sales. It was followed by Fremantle’s Got Talent (8), Endemol Shine Group’s All Together Now (8), ITVGSE’s Love Island (7), ESG’s Family Food Fight (7), and Fremantle’s 5 Guys A Week (7).

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